Featured events

7-9 September 2012
Brussels Games

Brussels Gay Sports will offer a weekend of fun and fairplay in the capital of Europe, with volleyball, swimming, badminton, and tennis, as well as fitness and hiking.

Learn more HERE.
26-28 October 2012
Bern, Switzerland

The success of the first edition of the QueergamesBern proved the need for an LGBT multisport event in Switzerland. This year will be even bigger, with badminton, bowling, running, walking, floorball.

Learn more HERE.
17-20 January 2013
Sin City Shootout
Las Vegas
The 7th Sin City Shootout will feature softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball, bodybuilding and basketball.

Learn more HERE.

13-16 June 2013
IGLFA Euro Cup
After this year's edition in Budapest at the EuroGames, the IGLFA Euro Cup heads to Dublin for 2013, hosted by the Dublin Devils and the Dublin Phoenix Tigers.

Learn more HERE.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Red Card Homophobia calls for real action from FIFA on Qatar World Cup

From a guest post by Red Card Homophobia on AvoidingTheDrop.com:

We certainly hope that Qatar will make positive steps toward a more progressive system of laws dealing with homosexuality between now and 2022 and see the World Cup as a unique opportunity to show the world how warmly its culture may embrace people from different backgrounds and of different beliefs, practices and sexual orientations. However, while twelve years is a long enough stretch of time to see these practices overturned, it is not sufficient to passively hope that this will occur. The challenge presented to the international community is that of engaging the Middle Eastern and Qatari communities and the gay community and proactively seeking solutions that provide for greater harmony between the two in the lead-up to the tournament.

FIFA has championed an anti-discrimination campaign that has seen slogans like “Say No To Racism” and “A Time To Make Friends” make their mark on domestic and international football matches around the world. The positive moves that FIFA has made in promoting the anti-racism cause in particular is admirable and forms a strong foundation for similar progress to be made in other causes under the anti-discrimination umbrella, including anti-homophobia.

Read the full post HERE.

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